Friday, 16 December 2011

24 days of singles day 16: Ponytail to Shushu and Nusumareta Kuchiburi

First up with the common A-side.

Team A: Kojima Haruna, Maeda Atsuko, Takahashi Minami, Takajo Aki, Shinoda Mariko
Team K: Itano Tomomi, Minegishi Minami, Miyazawa Sae, Oshima Yuko, Ono Erena
Team B: Kashiwagi Yuki, Kitahara Rie, Miyazaki Miho, Watanabe Mayu
Team S: Matsui Jurina
The song talks about being in love with a girl with a ponytail, and wanting to be with them on a beach. The first 2 minutes before the song starts have a dog walking through the girls locker room, and we're shown they're at least topless, with something always conveniently blocking the sight. When they're all dressed Erepyon notices the dog, and they gather round till it barks, and then they all flee into the conveniently on showers. That has nothing to do with the music video at all. The actually song has dance segments of the girls on a beachi in bikinis, and we're shown them engaging it various activities, such as cycling, washing cars, surfing, TomoTomo sharing a hammock, getting ice creams, attempting to hitchhike, and then succeeding, sharing pizzas, and cycling Jurina being picked up by the hitchhikers.

The common B-Side is Nusumareta Kuchiburim the Undergirls single.
Team A: Iwasa Masaki, Oota Aika, Katayama Haruka, Kuramochi Asuka, Sashihara Rino, Maeda Ami
Team K: Akimoto Sayaka, Kikuchi Ayaka, Nito Moeno, Fujie Reina
Team B: Oku Manami, Komori Mika, Sato Amina, Sato Sumire
Team S: Matsui Rena, Yagami Kumi
The song talks about love how stolen kisses can mean so much. The MV starts with a girl alone on a beach, before the music starts and we get the dancing on the beach surrounded by fire I'm not sure is actually there. While the dance segments have them in uniform, they're in bikinis for the indiviual shots.

The unique B-side for the B-versions is Theatre Girls Boku no YELL
Theatre Girls
Team A: Oya Shizuka, Nakagawa Haruka, Nakata Chisato, Nakaya Sayaka, Matsubara Natsumi
Team K: Uchida Mayumi, Umeda Ayaka, Tanabe Miku, Nakatsuka Tomomi, Nonako Misato, Matsui Sakiko, Yonezawa Rumi
Team B: Ishida Haruka, Kobayashi Kana, Sato Natsuki, Suzuki Mariya, Chikano Rina, Hirajima Natsumi, Masuda Yuka
Team Kenkyuusei: Ishiguro Atsuki, Ueki Asaka, Oba Mina, Kinumoto Momoko, Sano Yuriko, Shimazaki Haruka, Shimada Haruka, Takamatsu Eri, Takeuchi Miyu, Nagao Mariya, Nakamura Mariko, Fujimoto Sara, Mori Anna, Yamauchi Suzuran, Yokoyama Yui
The song talks about yelling to give support and encourage someone. The MV starts with a girl running, before the usic starts and the girls are on a 'ahem' soccer pitch, as a soccer team. Theres some story with practicing, later in a game some of the girls support the others from the sidelines. As the other team score, we see the girls getting water as the running girl appears momentarily. Despite continued efforts, the goalkeeper keeps blocking all the shots to the goal. We see what looks to be the girls just putting a lot of effort into training (incidentally this is how a kenkyuusei should work). One of the girls is injured, leading to a penalty, which is saved. Running girl appears again. The members spell out YELL from themselves, and the running girl reaches the pitch.

The B-Type B-side is another Majijo song, Majiji Teppen Blues
Team A: Oota Aika/Lovetan, Kuramochi Asuka/Kokabuki, Kojima Haruna/Torigoya, Sashihara Rino/Wota, Shinoda Mariko/Sado, Takajo Aki/Akicha, Takahashi Minami/Minami, Maeda Atsuko
Team K: Akimoto Sayaka/Chokoku, Itano Tomomi/Shibuya, Oshima Yuko, Ono Erena, Nito Moeno/Bungee, Miyazawa Sae/Gakuran
Team B: Oku Manami/Manamana, Kasai Tomomi/Ookabuki, Kashiwagi Yuki/Black, Kitahara Rie/Unagi, Komori Mika/Mukuchi, Miyazaki Miho/Myao, Watanabe Mayu/Nezumi
Team S: Matsui Rena/Gekikara, Matsui Jurina
SDN48: Nachu/Onizuka Daruma
Due to the nature of this song as basically summing up the series, I'll cover the MV and song at the same time. Before the song starts, with have student president Minegishi Minami making an announcement over the schools PA system, before playing Majisuka Rock 'n' Roll. We see a few extras during this, as wells as Minegishi's crazy dancing, Nezumi walking back an forth along a line, before Team hormone barge in. They turn off the song, and when Minegishi protests Wota tells her what they want to play on the PA. The first verse is about the fact they're going up the stairs, while the dance version starts with the characters in the gym, with some Yabujo girls at the back, and the story version has Maeda, Daruma and Team Hormone heading for the stairs. We then get a sequence as Daruma, Team Hormone, Kabuki Sisters and Gakuran pledge support to Maeda, while Chokoku gives a verse from a poem. Nezumi then comments on what could happen if someone else appears on the stairs. We're told Rappappa have accepted the challenge, as Yuko leads them to the stairs, and the two groups meet at one flight of stairs. Yuko, Sado and the Shittenou all deliver a threat, followed by Sanshom Sisters just saying they'll take Maeda on, and Erena's declaring she hates Maeda. As the two groups approach one another Minami's ... ghost I guess appears saying that fightings pointless (and she knows, let me tell you), and Maeda just says 'Minami'. However the next verse it's clear the fight's going to continue. Yabakune appear here, and Maeda says they'll always take them on. As the music ends Jurina asks if she'll get up the stairs, with Nezumi near by, before Jurina starts up the stairs. We go back to the PA. Minegishi is tied up and crying, while Team Hormone still have the room, and Maeda's looking at the speaker in a corridor. Suddenly Mukuchi picks up the microphone and says 'Maji daiyo'to the rest of the teams shock, and Maeda notices, but doesn't take off her glasses. Minegishi then starts crying again.

I think I'll watch Majijo Teppen Blues uniterrupted now.

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